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  • US Should Attempt To Disarm Russians In Syria: Brzezinski

    10/06/2015 8:16:46 AM PDT · by Fennie · 83 replies
    Press TV ^ | October 6, 2015
    US foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski says the United States should retaliate if Russia does not stop bombing its assets in Syria. Brzezinski, the national security advisor for former President Jimmy Carter, advised President Barack Obama to attempt to disarm the Russians if they keep attacking the CIA-trained militants in Syria. "The Russian naval and air presences in Syria are vulnerable, isolated geographically from their homeland," Brzezinski wrote in an article published by the Financial Times on Sunday. "They could be 'disarmed' if they persist in provoking the US."
  • Brzezinski: Obama should retaliate if Russia doesn't stop attacking U.S. assets

    10/06/2015 4:51:52 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | October 5, 2015 | By Nick Gass
    The United States should threaten to retaliate if Russia does not stop attacking U.S. assets in Syria, former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote in a Financial Times op-ed published Sunday, urging "strategic boldness," with American credibility in the Middle East and the region itself at stake. Moscow's apparent decision to strike non-Islamic State targets and those of Syrian rebels backed by the Central Intelligence Agency "at best" reflects "Russian military incompetence," and worst, "evidence of a dangerous desire to highlight American political impotence," wrote Brzezinski, the national security adviser for former President Jimmy Carter and a strong supporter of...

    09/29/2015 10:00:19 AM PDT · by ExSoldier · 80 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 28th 2015 | Todd L. Wood
    Nuclear annihilation across the globe. This is what a German reporter who successfully embedded with the Islamic State says the terror group is planning. Jurgen Todenhofer released his findings in a book titled “Inside IS - Ten Days in the Islamic State,” reports the UK’s Daily Express. “The terrorists plan on killing several hundred million people. The west is drastically underestimating the power of ISIS. ISIS intends to get its hands on nuclear weapons,” says Todenhofer, calling the group a “nuclear tsunami preparing the largest religious cleansing in history.”
  • Madeline Albright: America's Flyover Country Shows There’s Room for More Refugees

    09/24/2015 10:22:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/24/2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    [1]Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said she is worried too many Americans want to “insulate” themselves from the Syrian refugee crisis and other conflicts around the world.“I have long said that Americans are the most generous people in the world. But we do have the shortest attention spans and, when it comes to global crisis today, I fear that too many people in the United States believe we can insulate ourselves from the world’s problems and leave it to the countries of the region and Europe to sort out,” Albright said at the U.S. Institute of Peace’s “Beyond...
  • Mika Brezezinski: "It Should Be Over" For Huckabee After Iran Deal Comments

    07/27/2015 12:24:23 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies ^ | July 27, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    On Monday, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski stated that “It should be over” for Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee after his comments that President Obama trusting Iran “will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.”
  • Mika Brzezinski: Hillary Would Eat Putin For Lunch,Rubio "A Little Boy"

    04/14/2015 11:16:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 97 replies ^ | April 14, 2015 | Jeffrey Poor
    On Tuesday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, co-host Mika Brzezinski offered her assessment of a potential match-up of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), to which Brzezinski gave the overwhelming advantage to Clinton.
  • Mika Mocks Rubio: 'That's a Little Boy' Compared to Hillary

    04/14/2015 6:27:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 56 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Can you imagine if in 2008 a prominent conservative media member had said that Barack Obama looked like a "little boy" compared to John McCain? The echoes of liberal outrage would still be resounding today. But there was Mika Brzezinski on today's Morning Joe saying of Marco Rubio "that's a little boy." Mika made the invidious comparison to Hillary's service as senator, First Lady and Secretary of State. Scoffed Joe Scarborough: "hearing this from two people [Mika and Donny Deutsch] that worshipped Barack Obama in 2008 is laughable." View the video here.
  • Mika Brzezinski: ‘Keep it Right Here on Morning Jew’

    07/30/2014 10:44:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 07-30-2014 | Staff
    MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski is having a tough Wednesday. After interviewing Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, Brzezinski said “keep it right here on Morning Jew.” See video at link...............
  • Mika Brzezinski: Tom Cotton a 'Toddler' and 'Fool'

    03/16/2015 6:02:59 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine the audacity of a freshman senator presuming to speak out forcefully on foreign affairs! What? You thought we were alluding to Barack Obama, who after less than a year in the Senate and with no discernible foreign policy credentials began a campaign to become Commander-in-Chief? No, no, no! We were talking about Tom Cotton, of course! On today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski castigated Cotton as a "toddler" and a "fool" for writing that letter to Iran. For good measure, Al Hunt said that America has its "crazies" just like Iran has its "crazies." Did Hunt just equate Republican senators...
  • Report: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike

    03/01/2015 9:36:33 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 214 replies
    Aretz Sgiva ^ | 3-1-2015 | Mark Langfan
    The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran. According to Al-Jarida, the Netanyahu government took the decision to strike Iran some time in 2014 soon after Israel had discovered the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign an agreement in that regard behind Israel's back. The report claimed that an unnamed Israeli minister...
  • Siding with the “religion of peace”: Obama, Bush, Brzezinski…

    01/12/2015 12:35:16 PM PST · by juliosevero · 19 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Siding with the “religion of peace”: Obama, Bush, Brzezinski… By Julio Severo Barack Obama, in his biography “The Audacity of Hope,” says about Muslims, “I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” So if the Western world begins to reject the U.S. presidential propaganda portraying Islam as a “religion of peace” and begins to treat this religion as a cowardly ideology slaughtering innocents, Obama commits himself to side with the oppressors. Remember: by far Islam is the ideology most martyrizing Christians around the world each year. It would be so good if the...
  • Radical Islam: Zbigniew Brzezinski Argues for Appeasement

    01/09/2015 5:33:13 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    He did stop short of claiming his approach would lead to "peace in our time." But Zbigniew Brzezinski has otherwise clearly argued for the appeasement of radical Islam. Appearing on today's Morning Joe, Jimmy Carter's former national security adviser criticized some of the satire directed at Islam as "unnecessarily nasty" and "extraordinarily provocative." He said that it was very important "to avoid becoming the number one enemy of the fanatics." Brzezinski argued that we must not be engaged "in anything that appears to be a struggle against Islam," and he criticized President George W. Bush for speaking of a war...
  • Obama USING Marxist Experience to PROMOTE Muslim Expansion

    10/28/2014 2:52:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | October 28, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    There are several debates when it comes to Barack Obama. One has to do with whether he is more Marxist or more Muslim. The answer may involve his usage of one to promote the elevation of the other ... Though Brzezinski rightly expressed concerns that the ‘Arab Spring’ could turn into the ‘Arab Winter’, he essentially advocated a repeat of his 1979 Afghanistan strategy in Libya ... After Gadhafi was overthrown, four Americans were murdered in Benghazi and the U.S. abandoned its embassy in Tripoli. Those of us with much less worldly experience knew it was a bad idea. How...
  • Obama's ISIS Advisers -->A Thief, A Qatari, And The Man Who Created Islamist Iran & The Taliban

    09/09/2014 10:56:31 AM PDT · by opentalk · 9 replies
    The LID ^ | September 9, 2014
    Last night President Obama hosted a dinner of "foreign policy experts" to get advice about his ISIS plans. Among the guests were Sandy Berger, a man who got caught stealing federal documents; Strobe Talbott a man whose employer receives major funding from the terrorist-funding government of Qatar, and Zbigniew Brzezinski a man who was involved in creating both the Islamist state of Iran and the Taliban....Samuel R. Berger and Zbigniew Brzezinski, advised Democratic presidents during foreign crises: Mr. Berger, while Bill Clinton was weighing airstrikes in Bosnia and Kosovo; Mr. Brzezinski, while Jimmy Carter was dealing with the Iran hostage...
  • Zbigniew Blames 'Disgustingly Destructive' Netanyahu

    07/22/2014 7:01:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The man who suggested that the US shoot down Israeli airplanes is at it again. Surveying the Israeli/Hamas conflict, Zbigniew Brzezinski couldn't summon up one word of condemnation for Hamas' intentional targeting of Israeli civilians with thousands of rockets and mortars. Instead, Jimmy Carter's national security adviser had harsh words for only one person: Benjamin Netanyahu. Appearing on today's Morning Joe, Brzezinski said he didn't include Netanyahu in the category of leaders man enough to negotiate, accusing the Israeli PM of having "scuttled" peace efforts--again without a word of criticism for Hamas. Zbigniew ended his anti-Israel tirade by decrying that...
  • Ukraine rebels: We did not shoot down plane

    07/17/2014 10:12:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/17/14 | Peter Leonard - ap
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Separatist rebels in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have denied that they are responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane.
  • Obama’s Latest Executive Order Slapping Russia With Sanctions Could Affect Some AK-47-Owning

    07/17/2014 10:06:49 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 15 replies ^ | july 16, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    In response to Russia’s aggressive actions in Ukraine, the U.S. government has issued a number of new sanctions against Russian companies. Among the companies targeted is Kalashnikov Concern, the arms manufacturing company that makes AK-47s. Under the new sanctions, Americans who own a Kalashnikov Concern product, like an AK-47, that was “bought and fully paid for prior to the date of designation (i.e., no payment remains due to Kalashnikov Concern), then that product is not blocked and OFAC sanctions would not prohibit the U.S. person from keeping or selling the product in the secondary market, so long as Kalashnikov Concern...
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski Blames Netanyahu for Conflict with Hamas

    07/11/2014 2:39:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 07/11/2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Friday's Morning Joe program featured a discussion about the ongoing Israel and Hamas conflict. Joe Scarborough spoke with Zbigniew Brzezinkski the National Security Adviser for Jimmy Carter, famous for helping to create the Taliban, inventing anti-Israel conspiracy theories, and spewing anti-Semitic rhetoric. For viewers who are anti-Israel Brzezinski did not disappoint. He blamed the present conflict on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu; a right-winger who is "determined to prompt, to precipitate a direct military collision with Gaza." Brzezinski also presented Hamas as a terrorist group that has moderated. It was a tough interview for...
  • Unhinged MSNBC Host: Sarah Palin Made ´Treasonous Accusations´ Against Obama

    07/09/2014 4:48:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 7/9/14 | Scott Whitlock
    MSNBC host Michael Eric Dyson on Wednesday lashed out at Sarah Palin, accusing the conservative of committing "treason" against Barack Obama by calling for the President´s impeachment. The guest host of the Ed Show first praised the President for "his tireless effort to help [illegal children who have crossed the border]." Dyson then fumed, "The President´s push towards positive and crucial change was met with treasonous accusations." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] During the last administration, however, Dyson called for the impeachment of George W. Bush. In a highly edited clip of Palin on Fox News, the Republican insisted,...
  • Sarah Palin just joined the ‘impeach Obama’ crowd. That’s bad news for the GOP.

    07/08/2014 1:36:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 8, 2014 | Aaron Blake
    Sarah Palin on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of Republicans calling for the impeachment of President Obama, writing in a Breitbart op-ed that the influx of young illegal immigrants over the southern border "is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, 'no mas.' " Mixed/careless metaphors aside, this is nothing but bad news for Republicans — especially four months until the 2014 election. Palin is hardly the first GOP politician to raise the issue of impeachment over the past couple years. Others include Sens. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.),...
  • Turkey threatens Russia

    03/18/2014 9:58:21 AM PDT · by meatloaf · 132 replies
    "The threat to close the Bosphorus to Russia comes from a report by Hvylya, citing a Turkish diplomatic source. According to the source, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan yesterday spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone and warned of the consequences for conflict with Ukraine. The Hvylya source was also reported on by UNIAN."
  • Pushing back on Russia, Biden vows more sanctions

    03/18/2014 9:52:37 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies ^ | March 18, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN / Associated Press
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Denouncing Russia’s actions in Crimea as ‘‘nothing more than a land grab,’’ Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that the U.S. and Europe will impose further sanctions as Moscow moved to annex part of Ukraine. With limited options, the United States was seeking ways to show it won’t stand idly by as Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty for the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea to join Russia. So far, Putin has been undeterred by sanctions and visa bans levied by the U.S. and the European Union, and there’s no U.S. appetite for military...
  • Pat Buchanan Asks: Is Putin the Irrational One?

    03/18/2014 8:53:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/18/2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Vladimir Putin seems to have lost touch with reality, Angela Merkel reportedly told Barack Obama after speaking with the Russian president. He is "in another world." "I agree with what Angela Merkel said ... that he is in another world," said Madeleine Albright, "It doesn't make any sense." John Kerry made his contribution to the bonkers theory by implying that Putin was channeling Napoleon: "You don't just, in the 21st century, behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on a completely trumped-up pretext." Now that Putin has taken Crimea without firing a shot, and 95 percent of a...
  • Obama imposes sanctions on Russian officials, ousted Ukrainian president

    03/17/2014 9:02:48 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 17, 2014
    KIEV, Ukraine— Obama on Monday imposed sanctions on 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials blamed for Russia's military incursion into Crimea, including two top aides to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The sanctions were the most visible sign of U.S. anger at Russia's attempt to absorb the Crimea region of southern Ukraine, reflecting the deepest plunge in U.S.-Russian relations since the Cold War. The sanctions came in an executive order signed by Obama a day after a Crimea referendum on Sunday aimed at allowing Russia to annex the autonomous region, a vote that the United States says was illegal and would never...
  • Leader of Ukraine's Right Sector, revolution's enforcers, rails against Putin & Jewish oligarchs

    03/15/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 3/15/2014 | Matthew Schofield (McClatchy Foreign Staff)
    KIEV - The man Russian President Vladimir Putin has cast as one of Europe's potential new Adolf Hitlers is a little late for coffee this Saturday morning. Igor Mazur, or Topoyla (Poplar) as he's known because he's 6'7" is the leader of the Ukranian Right Sector at Maidan, Kiev's Independence Square. The Right Sector are the radical nationalists of this Ukranian Revolution. There are others: the right-wing Svoboda (Freedom) Party, for one, which has an actual political following, 12 percent of the vote in the last elections. It used to identify itself as a national socialist movement, just like the...
  • John Kerry To Explain Where The New Red Line Is - Live Feed

    03/14/2014 8:32:25 AM PDT · by Errant · 40 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 14 March
    On the heels of yet another multi-hour meeting with Russian foreign minister Lavrov, John Kerry takes to the podium to explain next steps... Live feed at link...
  • Senators Head to Ukraine Empty-Handed (McCain mouths off)

    03/14/2014 8:35:18 AM PDT · by don-o · 21 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 14, 2014 | Sarah Mimms
    The infighting has been particularly vexing for McCain, who took to the Senate floor Thursday, after senators had wrapped up their votes for the week, with an impassioned screed against his colleagues who are planning to vote against the aid package over the IMF provision. "You can call yourselves Republicans," McCain continued. "That's fine, because that's your voter registration. Don't call yourself Reagan Republicans. Ronald Reagan would never—would never—let this kind of aggression go unresponded to by the American people." snip McCain was later joined on the floor for a lengthy, heated exchange among several of his GOP colleagues, including...
  • Kremlin website hit by 'powerful' cyber attack

    03/14/2014 9:11:44 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 14 2014 | Tatyana Ustinova
    Hackers knocked out the Russian presidency's website several times on Friday and brought down the central bank website, the Kremlin press service said. "A powerful cyber attack is under way on the (Kremlin) site," a Kremlin spokeswoman said, adding that the attack was continuing and security experts were trying to prevent further disruptions.
  • Cruz: Harry Reid thinks Koch brothers are the Grinch who stole Christmas

    03/14/2014 8:05:11 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 3/14/2014 | Tom Tillison
    As the U.S. Senate took up a bill to provide financial aid to Ukraine, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, rose to object to an IMF bailout Majority Leader Harry Reid attached to the legislation. In the process he blasted Reid for repeatedly demonizing the billionaire Koch brothers - Reid tried to blame the Koch brothers for halting progress on the Ukraine bill. "I'm beginning to think [the Koch brothers] are a character almost out of Dr. Seuss in the majority leader's mind, they are the grinch who stole Christmas in his telling," Cruz said. Cruz accused Reid of "using his...
  • Ukrainians and Russians clash March 13th on the streets of Donetsk [video]

    03/14/2014 12:16:51 AM PDT · by No One Special · 21 replies
    Last night, March 13th, on the streets of Donetsk, Russians and Ukrainians clash. Very violent and very good quality film by Vice News. Link is to youtube video.
  • Russia Must Stop U.S. Expansion in Ukraine [Propaganda Alert]

    03/13/2014 10:29:12 PM PDT · by No One Special · 36 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | March 14, 2014 | Sergei Markov
    Today, as a result of the Ukrainian crisis, U.S.-Russian relations have hit their lowest point since the invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 or of Czechoslovakia in 1969 — or perhaps even since they bottomed out during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The Crimean crisis, which began as a power struggle between the ruling authorities in Kiev and opposition forces, transformed in to an attempt to overthrow Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych by pro-Western and nationalist opposition forces with the support of the U.S. and European Union. The crisis escalated into a conflict between the U.S. and Russia after the West supported a...
  • As West Dithers With Weak Sanctions, Putin Moves On Ukraine

    03/14/2014 5:38:14 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 14 March 2014 | Editorial
    Ukraine: Two weeks after Russian troops covertly slipped into Crimea and took over, the consequences of U.S. passivity are clear: some 80,000 Russian troops amassing on Ukraine's border, three hours from Kiev. It's no surprise that they should be: The lack of leadership seen from the U.S. and the European Union in these lost days has been read as a green light for Russia to make a final grab for Ukraine.
  • John Kerry: Russia has until Monday to reverse course in Ukraine

    03/13/2014 11:59:01 AM PDT · by Errant · 141 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 13 March 2014 | Susan Crabtree
    Secretary of State John Kerry warned of serious repercussions for Russia on Monday if last-ditch talks over the weekend to resolve the crisis in Ukraine failed to persuade Moscow to soften its stance. Kerry will travel to London for a Friday meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov ahead of a Sunday referendum vote in the Crimea region to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. U.S. and European officials argue that Moscow is orchestrating the referendum and waging an intimidation campaign with thousands of Russian troops controlling the region. If Russian-backed lawmakers in Crimea go through with the...
  • Ukraine Warns Of 'Full Scale' Invasion As Russia Moves Its Artillery Close To The Borders

    03/12/2014 1:06:43 PM PDT · by Strategy · 255 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 12, 2014
    Russia could launch a 'full scale' invasion that would see troops overrun Ukraine in hours, a senior security official warned today. The secretary of Ukraine's National Security and National Defence Committee Andriy Parubiy claimed Russia has 80,000 troops, 280 tanks and 170 aircraft massed on the border ready to invade. 'They are adding to this military potential,' he said. 'We have a critical situation on the entire southeastern border. The Russian army is only two to three hours from Kiev.' Ukraine's defences would be incapable in the face of a Russian invasion, he said.
  • Russia Gives Ukrainian Forces In Crimea Ultimatum To Surrender - Interfax

    03/03/2014 8:06:14 AM PST · by Fennie · 184 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 3, 2014
    Russia's Black Sea Fleet has told Ukrainian forces in Crimea to surrender by (0300 GMT) on Tuesday or face a military assault, Interfax news agency quoted a source in the Ukrainian Defence Ministry as saying. The ultimatum, Interfax said, was issued by Alexander Vitko, the fleet's commander.
  • Arms, 400 kilos of explosives seized from Kiev radicals on Crimean border

    03/03/2014 9:19:00 AM PST · by kronos77 · 16 replies
    The self-defense forces guarding the borders of the Ukrainian autonomous republic of Crimea have prevented a large amount of firearms and explosives from being smuggled into the republic by Kiev radicals. The Cossacks and Berkut troops at the road checkpoint in the Crimean peninsula have confiscated explosives equivalent to 400 kilograms of TNT as well as grenades, rifles and guns, Russia-1 TV channel reports. The blasting agent was transported in a single batch by a truck, with the self-defense forces currently investigating the origins and the purpose of the load. The driver and the passenger of the truck were Maidan...
  • Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline

    03/03/2014 7:32:11 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 85 replies
    Ukraine: Russia Delivers 'Assault Storm' Deadline 3:23pm UK, Monday 03 March 2014 Russia's fleet has given Ukrainian forces in Crimea until 3am to surrender or face a military assault, according to Interfax. The ultimatum, from the commander of Russia's Black Sea Fleet Alexander Vitko, has a base in Crimea where Russian forces are now in control. According to the agency, it reads: "If they do not surrender before 5am (3am GMT) tomorrow, a real assault will be started against units and divisions of the armed forces across Crimea." It comes as Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev discussed the situation in...
  • Ukraine: The D.C. battle that wasn’t [Media Trying to stop criticism of Obama]

    03/03/2014 5:48:46 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/3/14 | Alexander Burns
    At last, Washington has found a fight it does not want to have. When the Russian parliament authorized the deployment of military forces in Ukraine, sending black-clad gunmen into the former Soviet Republic, it might have been expected to touch off yet another battle between the White House and congressional Republicans....
  • Kerry: Putin now acting out of 'weakness' and 'desperation'

    03/02/2014 11:34:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 101 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 2, 2014 | Kyle Balluck and Russell Berman
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday blasted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “stunning, willful” choice to invade Ukrainian territory and warned of possible sanctions. “You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country,” Kerry said on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” one of several appearances on network interview shows. “It’s serious in terms of the modern manner in which countries resolve problems,” Kerry said. “That’s not the act of somebody who’s strong, “ Kerry added, saying Putin is acting out of “weakness” and “desperation.” On ABC’s “This Week,” Kerry called Putin’s move a “brazen...
  • Existential threat: ‘Russians cannot allow Ukraine to be ruled by neo-fascists’

    03/03/2014 6:48:00 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 27 replies
    The Ukrainian crisis is a “peripheral” issue for the EU and an “optional” conflict for the US, while for the Russian speaking population of Ukraine it is an existential threat, international affairs writer Srdja Trifkovic told RT. RT: The Russian President has asked Parliament for permission to use a limited army contingent to stabilise the situation in Crimea – how could that change the situation on the ground? Srdja Trifkovic: In my personal opinion the Ukraine is getting closer to disintegration or at least a form of federalization to which the Russians can make a stabilizing contribution. Because any attempt...
  • US moves to isolate Russia from 'community of civilized nations'

    03/02/2014 5:26:16 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2 March 14 | Russell Berman
    The Obama administration on Sunday worked to isolate Russia on the world stage even as its president, Vladimir Putin, showed no signs of rolling back his military intervention in Ukraine. President Obama spoke by phone with leaders from Great Britain, Germany and Poland, and he dispatched Secretary of State to Kiev on Tuesday for a show of solidarity with the new Ukrainian government. After suspending preparations for an upcoming Group of 8 summit in Sochi, the administration began canceling lower-level diplomatic and economic meetings with Russian counterparts. And senior administration officials warned that Russia could be booted from the...
  • Ukraine crisis tests Obama’s foreign policy focus on diplomacy over military force

    03/02/2014 4:45:39 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1 March 14 | Scott Wilson
    For much of his time in office, President Obama has been accused by a mix of conservative hawks and liberal interventionists of overseeing a dangerous retreat from the world at a time when American influence is needed most. The once-hopeful Arab Spring has staggered into civil war and military coup. China is stepping up territorial claims in the waters off East Asia. Longtime allies in Europe and in the Persian Gulf are worried by the inconsistency of a president who came to office promising the end of the United States’ post-Sept. 11 wars. Now Ukraine has emerged as a test...
  • How Obama could stop Putin's Ukraine power grab without firing a shot

    03/03/2014 6:59:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Fox ^ | March 3, 2014 | K.T. McFarland
    Author's note: President Obama had a 90-minute phone call with President Putin Saturday after troops entered Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. No official transcript was released. Here's my take on what might have been said, and what I hope Obama told Russia's president.  Obama: We condemn with the strongest possible words your invasion of the sovereign and independent state of Ukraine.  If you do not withdraw immediately, there will be consequences. Nations don’t invade other nations in 21st century.  The Cold War is over. You must understand your actions are not in Russia’s best interests. Putin:  Words are cheap, Mr. President.  You...
  • Podesta, Left-Wing Mastermind, to Lead NSA Review

    01/17/2014 11:52:35 AM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies ^ | 1/17/14 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama announced Friday that John Podesta, his new "counselor" and the political operative responsible for creating the institutional left in Washington, will be the appointed "to lead a comprehensive review of big data and privacy" in the aftermath of revelations about the National Security Agency's electronic spying programs. When he joined the White House last month, Podesta's focus was said to be "climate change." The president's speech contained little news. It was a classic Obama set-piece, designed to demonstrate that he understands both sides of a complex argument, while delegating
  • Secret Group Controls The World

    12/21/2013 6:08:44 AM PST · by NYer · 109 replies
    SMR ^ | December 12, 2013
    So who really controls the world? The Illuminati? Freemasons? The Bilderberg Group? Or are these all red herrings to distract your prying eyes from the real global elite? The answer, like most topics worth exploring, is not quite so simple. Have no doubt, there are secretive global powers whose only goal is to keep and grow that power. But it really may not be as secretive as you would think. And that is what makes it even more nefarious. But don't take my word for it, we have both science and insider testimony to back it up. We are going...
  • (From 2009 pro-Iran) Brezinski Calls for Obama to Shoot Down Israeli Jets; "A Liberty in Reverse"

    11/30/2013 4:25:27 PM PST · by xzins · 40 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Sep 19, 2009 | MICHAEL GOLDFARB
    In a little noticed interview with the Daily Beast (presumably little noticed because serious people don't read the Daily Beast), Zbigniew Brzezinski suggests that Barack Obama do more than just refuse to support an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear sites -- the American president must give the order to shoot down Israeli aircraft as they cross Iraqi airspace: DB: How aggressive can Obama be in insisting to the Israelis that a military strike might be in America's worst interest? Brzezinski: We are not exactly impotent little babies. They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going...
  • NSA boss Keith Alexander's next target is the 1st Amendment.

    10/27/2013 4:41:38 AM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 60 replies ^ | Fri, Oct 25th 2013 | Mike Masnick
    Apparently not satisfied with just setting fire to the 4th Amendment, NSA boss Keith Alexander's next target is the 1st Amendment. In an interview with the Defense Department's "Armed With Science" blog , it appears that Alexander felt he'd have a friendly audience, so he let loose with some insane claims, including suggesting that the government needs to find a way to "stop" journalists from reporting on the Snowden leaks . As noted by Politco, General Alexander isn't a fan of journalists doing anything about these documents: "I think it’s wrong that that newspaper reporters have all these documents,...
  • Judge Napolitano on NSA Whistleblower: 'Gov't Took Freedom Under Cover of Darkness'

    06/10/2013 11:35:26 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    ... Bill Hemmer asked the judge what he thinks we need to understand about what Snowden is telling us. Judge Napolitano explained that the government has granted itself this sweeping authority without a national debate about how much privacy Americans are willing to sacrifice... He said the government wants Americans to sacrifice liberty in return for the promise of security... ...
  • NSA: Greenwald Accuses Mika Of Using 'Completely False' WH Talking Points

    06/10/2013 6:10:17 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Things got feisty on Morning Joe today, as Glenn Greenwald of the Guardian clashed with Mika Brzezinski over the leak of the NSA phone surveillance program by Greenwald's informant, Edward Snowden. H/t NB reader Jeff M. When Brzezinski alleged that wiretapping or the review by the NSA of emails required an additional judicial review and warrant, Greenwald accused Mika of using "White House talking points" that were "completely misleading and false." Mika denied it. View the video here.
  • Report: Obama lied about firing anti-Israel advisor

    11/10/2008 12:06:44 PM PST · by pissant · 21 replies · 93+ views
    Israel Today ^ | 11/10/08 | staff
    Robert Malley, a top Middle East advisor that US President-elect Barack Obama promised months ago would play no role in his administration due to ties to Hamas, has reportedly been sent out on the next administration's first diplomatic mission. According to a report in Middle East Newsline, Obama dispatched Malley to Egypt and Syria late last week with a message that the he intends to mend and bolster relations with both nations, and to give greater weight to their concerns regarding regional conflicts than did President George W. Bush. During the Democratic Party primaries, Obama was lashed by critics for...